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Cats Prospects Drop Opening Game of 2005 Rookie Tournament

Tuesday, 09.6.2005 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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Cats Prospects Drop Opening Game of 2005 Rookie Tournament

Panthers Suffer 5-2 Loss to Carolina Hurricanes

OTTAWA, ON – The Florida Panthers prospects suffered a 5-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes prospects on Tuesday afternoon in their first game of the 2005 Ottawa Rookie tournament held at the Corel Centre. The Cats are back on the ice on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m., when they face-off against the Montreal Canadiens rookie squad, in the five team round robin tournament.

The Hurricanes opened the scoring first when Vince Bellissimo worked his way out from behind the Panthers goal and slipped the puck between the legs of Cats netminder David Shantz at 8:32 of the opening frame. Less than ten minutes later, 'Canes forward Kevin Estrada gave his club a two-goal advantage when he found the back of the net at 15:56.

Carolina built a three-goal lead after Andrew Ladd jammed a loose puck past Shantz just 34 seconds into the second period. Florida defenseman Martin Lojek put the Cats on the scoreboard with the club's first goal of the tournament at 4:47. Lojek took a pass from Rob Globke and fired a shot from the point that sailed over the arm of an outstretched Canes goaltender Justin Peters.

Joel Ward cut the Panthers deficit to one when he deflected a shot off the stick of Jeff Caron past Peters at 11:02. Carolina re-gained the two-goal advantage when Danny Richmond found Mike Stathopoulos in the slot and he beat Shantz with a one-timer, to close the scoring in the middle frame.

In the final period of play, Ladd added his second of the game on an empty net tally with 12 seconds left on the clock to seal the Canes the 5-2 victory. The Cats prospects out shot Carolina 44-24, with Anthony Stewart, Rob Globke and Kamil Kreps all registering six shots on goal. Shantz made 24 saves in the loss while Peters and Kevin Nastiuk combined for 42 shots in the win. Neither team converted on the power play.

In other tournament action, the host Ottawa Senators battle their divisional rivals the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday evening at 8 p.m.

Scoring Summary:

First Period:

Carolina: Bellissimo (Vojtka, Ladd) 8:32. Carolina: Estrada (Bellissimo, Ladd) 15:56

Second Period:

Carolina: Ladd (Bellissimo, Estrada) :45. Florida: Lojek (Globke, Olesz). Florida: Ward (Caron) 11:02. Carolina: Stathopoulos (Richmond, Barnes).

Third Period:

Carolina: Ladd (Carson, Bellissimo) 19:48 EN.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 79 27 39 23 66
J. Jokinen 81 18 42 25 60
A. Barkov 66 28 31 18 59
J. Huberdeau 76 20 39 17 59
V. Trocheck 76 25 28 15 53
R. Smith 82 25 25 19 50
A. Ekblad 78 15 21 18 36
N. Bjugstad 67 15 19 -8 34
B. Campbell 82 6 25 31 31
B. Pirri 52 11 13 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 35 19 6 .922 2.35
A. Montoya 12 7 3 .919 2.18

 
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